December 2, 2021

Archive Event Highlight

Photos and Video from the 82nd OPC Awards

The 82nd OPC Awards featured speeches and stories from recipients receiving this year’s 22 awards for exceptional international journalism.

Click here to watch a video of the whole evening in its entirety.

Scroll left and right to see photos from the event below.

 


OPC President Paula Dwyer raises a glass to toast awards winners from 2021 and 2020 during opening remarks. Photo: Jennifer Altman


About 250 people attended the 82nd OPC Awards at Cipriani 25 Broadway. Photo: Jennifer Altman


OPC Governor John Avlon of CNN kicking off the awards presentation portion of the program. Photo: Jennifer Altman


James Dickey addresses attendees after accepting the OPC President’s Award on behalf of his father Christopher Dickey, a long-time OPC member and Governor who died in July 2020. Photo: Jennifer Altman


Children of Danish Siddiqui light a candle in memory of their father in a video presented at the OPC Awards during a ceremony in his honor and for journalists killed or persecuted in recent years. Photo: Jennifer Altman

New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman delivers the keynote speech. Photo: Jennifer Altman


Michael Williams, global enterprise editor at Reuters, lights the Candle of Remembrance for journalists killed or persecuted in recent years with a special honor for Danish Siddiqui, Reuters chief photographer who died on in July 2021 while reporting on rising violence during Afghanistan’s takeover by the Taliban. Photo: Jennifer Altman


OPC Governor Vivienne Walt looks on during the OPC Awards presentation. Photo: Jennifer Altman

Julieta Martinelli, left, and Maria Hinojosa celebrate their Lowell Thomas Award. Photo: Jennifer Altman


Amy Kellner, left, senior photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, shows off the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award that she accepted on behalf of Kiana Hayeri to Kathy Ryan, director of photography for the magazine. Photo: Jennifer Altman


Attendees chat during a break in the awards ceremony. Photo: Jennifer Altman


Attendees at the 82nd Annual Awards mingle during a post-dinner reception sponsored by Bloomberg. Photo: Jennifer Altman


OPC Vice President Scott Kraft, left, who served as chair of the Awards Committee, with his wife Betsy. Photo: Jennifer Altman

OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson poses with colleagues from CNN. Photo: Jennifer Altman

James Dickey, left, and OPC President Paula Dwyer. Photo: Jennifer Altman

OPC member Kathy Gannon chats with guests during the after-party. Photo: Jennifer Altman

Meridith Kohut, left, posing with OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz. Photo: Jennifer Altman

Left to right: Lauryn Schroeder and Nelvin Cepeda (Robert Spiers Benjamin Award winners), with Cheryl Diaz Meyer (Feature Photography Award winner for 2020) and Rena Effendi (Feature Photography Award winner for 2019).

OPC Governor Pete Engardio, left, talks with Declan Walsh. Photo: Jennifer Altman

OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson. Photo: Jennifer Altman

Guests celebrating at the post-dinner reception. Photo: Jennifer Altman

Guests from The New York Times enjoying the celebration. Photo: Jennifer Altman

James Dickey, left, talking with John Avlon. Photo: Jennifer Altman

OPC Vice President Scott Kraft, left, with his wife Betsy. Photo: Jennifer Altman

 

Scroll through the photos of winners accepting certificates below, and click on each image to start a video of pre-recorded acceptance remarks. Photos by Jennifer Altman, and videos produced by Michael Smith.

 


The Hal Boyle Award: Intercept editor Vanessa Gezari accepting for Andrew Quilty

The Bob Considine Award: Kevin Sieff, left, and Mary Beth Sheridan

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award: Amy Kellner, senior photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, accepting for Kiana Hayeri

The Olivier Rebbot Award: James Wellford, left, and Gail Fletcher accepting for Nanna Heitmann

The Feature Photography Award: Cheryl Diaz Meyer

The Lowell Thomas Award: Julieta Martinelli, left, and Maria Hinojosa

The David Kaplan Award: David Culver
The Edward R. Murrow Award: Isobel Yeung, Jackie Jesko and Ahmer Khan

The Peter Jennings Award: Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath accepting for colleagues James Bluemel and Jo Abel

The Ed Cunningham Award: Sarah Topol

The Best Cartoon Award: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

The Morton Frank Award: Monte Reel, left, and Topher Forhecz

The Malcolm Forbes Award: Sam Jones

The Madeline Dane Ross Award: Danielle Paquette

The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award: Griffin Tanner and Pia Gadkari accepting for staff of The Wall Street Journal Staff and Gimlet Media

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award: Robin McDowell, left, and Margie Mason

The Whitman Bassow Award: Editor Luke Mitchell, left, accepting for Abrahm Lustgarten with Meridith Kohut

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award : Left to right - Alejandro Tamayo, Nelvin Cepeda, Kate Morrissey and Lauryn Schroeder

The Kim Wall Award: Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting accepting for Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek

The Roy Rowan Award: Dake Kang's father Sang Kook Kang, his mother Hyun Joo Kim, along with AP colleague Mary Rajkumar, accepting for Kang and AP staff

The Flora Lewis Award: Peter Beinart

 

Click on the thumbnail photos below to see videos and slideshows on the award pages.

The Hal Boyle Award

The Bob Considine Award

The Robert Capa
Gold Medal Award

The Olivier Rebbot Award

Best Feature Photography Award

The Lowell Thomas Award

The David Kaplan Award

The Edward R. Murrow Award

The Peter Jennings Award

The Ed Cunningham Award

The Best Cartoon Award

The Morton Frank Award

The Malcolm Forbes Award

The Cornelius Ryan Award

The Madeline Dane Ross Award

The David A. Andelman
and Pamela Title Award

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award

The Whitman Bassow Award

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award

The Kim Wall Award

The Roy Rowan Award

The Flora Lewis Award

 

 

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